Noel Gallagher life and biography

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Noel Gallagher biography

Date of birth : 1967-05-29
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Manchester, England
Nationality : English
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2012-01-25
Credited as : rock musician, Oasis band, High Flying Birds

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Noel Thomas David Gallagher is an English rock musician and singer-songwriter, formerly the lead guitarist, backing vocalist and principal songwriter of the English rock band Oasis.

Noel Gallagher shot to fame in the mid 1990s with Britpop favourites Oasis, alongside his brother and troublemaker-in-chief Liam. Their brand of swaggering Mancunian indie and sweary rabble-rousing struck a chord with the British record-buying public at the time, and before long they were headlining massive arenas and having their private lives splashed across the tabloids.

Noel is the older of the two Gallaghers, and is widely considered to be the smarter of the two, writing all of the songs on their first few albums. While the brothers’ combustible relationship was very much in evidence in their early interviews, relations have become increasingly strained in recent years.

'Supersonic' was Oasis' debut single. Their debut album, Definitely Maybe, was released in August 1994. It went straight to number one in the UK and was, at the time, the fastest selling album of British history. When they toured the USA that year, Noel briefly left the band, disappointed with the response they received in that States. He went AWOL briefly and the rejoined the band in Minneapolis.

(What's the Story) Morning Glory? Was released in 1995 and became another number one album for Oasis. The lead single from the album was 'Some Might Say'. Noel's reputation in the press around this time was created less for his music and more for his and Liam's heavy drinking, partying lifestyle. They were frequently photographed out with celebrity friends such as Paul Weller, Mani and Ian Brown.

Noel Gallagher then contributed the song 'Fade Away' to the charity album Help! and was accompanied by Johnny Depp and his girlfriend at the time, Kate Moss. He was also joined by Paul Weller and Sir Paul McCartney and called the band Smokin' Mojo Filters. In the past, Noel has also collaborated with The Chemical Brothers, Ian Brown and The Prodigy.

The pair have fallen out loads of times, but they always seem to manage to put their differences aside long enough to put out a new album and tour every now and then.
However, their most recent split has a bit more of a permanent look about it, stemming from a bout of backstage fisticuffs and guitar smashing in 2009.

He is currently fronting his solo project, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. In February 2012, Gallagher is set to be honored with Godlike Genius Award at NME's 2012 Awards. "I would like to thank NME for bestowing upon me such a great accolade. I have dreamt of this moment since I was 43 years old. I accept that I am now a genius, just like God," Gallagher expressed over the honor.

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